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Grateful Dead Live at Zoo Amphitheater on 1981-07-05


Topics Live concert


Shakedown Street-> Promised Land, Candyman-> Cassidy, Brown Eyed Women-> CC Rider, They Love Each Other, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, Althea-> Let It Grow Samson & Delilah, Don't Ease Me In-> The Music Never Stopped, Ship of Fools-> Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> He's Gone-> Drums-> The Other One-> Stella Blue-> Around & Around-> Johnny B. Goode, E: U.S. Blues


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Zoo Amphitheater
Location Oklahoma City, OK

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD -> Master Cassette -> Reel -> Dat
Taped by
Transferred by Charlie Miller

Notes

flac16; SBD -> Master Cassette -> Reel -> Dat

Transferred and Edited By Charlie Miller

Reviews

Reviewer: BIG_R - - September 8, 2009
Subject: 7-5-81
Good show. Nice C Miller remaster. A little tape hiss between songs if that bothers you.
Reviewer: grendelschoice - - February 12, 2009
Subject: Great show if you don't care about lyrics
The playing is 4-stars....they jam like crazy and really well on tunes including SHAKEDOWN, ALTHEA, LIG, MNS, and more...

BUT...

if you can't stand hearing the boys forgetting the words to their own songs, you'll be annoyed for sure. nearly every tune features lyrical screw-ups and it's a bit distracting.

Nice sound for the board, great instrumentals...3 stars for the gaffes.

Up to you.
Reviewer: high flow - - July 6, 2008
Subject: Killer Shakedown IMO.....
Smoove and silky......almost Stronger Than Dirt....just tasty! HA! Dig it up and spin it......
Reviewer: Purple Gel - - August 9, 2007
Subject: Great show at one of my favorite venues!!
This was the first of three shows that I attended at this amphitheater. What a great venue, just outside the Zoo, a smallish terraced amphitheater with red Clay and grass, with trees all around the perimeter. The place held about 7,00 people so it was a pretty intimate setting for an outdoor show.
This show kicks off with a slow funky 1st set Shakedown, which I thought was the slowest version until Denver 10 days later, and just takes off after that. The Althea > Let it Grow is epic, one of the best Let It Grows out there.

Set 2 just continues to build after the Samson followed by an excellent Don't Ease > Music Never Stopped. He's Gone is very sweet and the Space > Other One > Stella Blue is sweetly done.

1981, was an epic year, (To me it is the best of the Brent years) and this show and the July 4th show the day before really set the tone for the whole summer tour. The whole show is played excellently, and the second set just never lets up. I highly reccomend it to anyone who wants to fill out their collection
Reviewer: L. Rosley - - May 14, 2007
Subject: Average show
Not a bad show, but pale in comparison to the night before. The is some nice playing in spots, such as Let it Grow. But there are some flubs and the vocals sound strained in spots. The energy level is lacking in spots. Music Never Stops ends in a whimper.

The audio quality of this recording is very good.
Reviewer: osborne fitzgerald mcclintic - - December 25, 2005
Subject: tha zoo!!
my 2nd show... dad asked me what i wanted for my b-day...this was it!! what a beautiful da too... it was kinda hot but not too bad...like ok can be. we flew in from sn frn airport.. and the bandwas just goin on when we got there..whew what a rush.. mabey 4000 ppl.. good times!!!
they rocked!!! chek this set out!! a great time was had by all!!! phil and brendt are on fire..
Reviewer: spacecowboy - - December 15, 2005
Subject: Clean Sound from the Zoo
81 at the Zoo offers the listener a clean, full band sound. Felipe Lesh was often muted in most boards during this period which is a shame but the Zoo shows have him nicely in the mix. Check out the end of Shakedown after the vocal jamming. Felipe lays down this slow heavy bass line that is infectious. It has a 1980 Stranger jam feel to it that I find irresistable.
Reviewer: tivo - - October 2, 2005
Subject: kick ass...
Very nice recording of a very smooooooooooth early 80's show.

DL worth it.
Reviewer: Lemmy - - September 26, 2005
Subject: Great show
Enjoyable show, Sound is awsome on my system...
Jerry flubs some of the words in Shakedown other then that the musicianship is tight.
I am just gettin into 79 through 82 smokin stuff ... lovin the long shows and Bretts back-ups..
worth the dl
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